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Windows 7: Linux to Windows 7 - Big Problem

08 Dec 2009   #21
smarteyeball

 
 

Further reading for the OP:

Grub/XP/Vista Bootloader - Ubuntu Forums


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08 Dec 2009   #22
rover3500

windows 7 Premium
 
 

Is Roflamaow going to let us know if it was a bootable disk?
I would have said that's what it was.Most disc imaging software will tell u if it's bootable when u load it up.Just remember to always install windows first so linux can sort the bootup.
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08 Dec 2009   #23
gregrocker

 

I just re-read the tutorial and all of the comments on that Notebook Review forum where OP downloaded his ISO files.

The tut looks much more complicated than the one here making Win7 files into ISO using Vlite: Make bootable iso from student d/l

I'd bet OP hadn't anything near a working ISO and has gone looking for another download source for his ISO.
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08 Dec 2009   #24
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

If you have a mobile phone / digital camera can you take a picture of the BOOT menu when you are in the BIOS. Upload the image via your Linux browser if you are still in Linux.

If your BIOS boots from a CD and the priority is set to CD first then it should work.

Sometimes though if you've got any USB sticks . drives plugged in BIOS'ES dynamically change these - altering boot sequence unpredictably so remove any USB devices.

Sometimes also pressing F8 on boot throws up a Boot menu -- if your hardware allows that try F8 on Boot.

In any case post the pics.

(I suspect the OP is looking "elsewhere" for a bootable ISO as well. IMO ANYBODY who can even boot a Linux system will know all about "BOOT order" etc. -- Not decrying Windows users - but in general you DO need to have a lot more knowledge to operate even the simplest Linux system -- this is one reason why Windows is STILL the most popular OS around today -- by FAR).

And to the OP if you are around - there's plenty of DECENT 'Nix forums where you won't get snapped at for asking questions

try http://www.linuxquestions.org for one -- OK OT but a great 'nix forum.

Cheers
jimbo
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08 Dec 2009   #25
Qdos

 

On a lot of machines you can alter the boot order at any bootup by tapping F12, there's absolutely no need to enter the BIOS. If the OP can't stop the machine from booting to Linux then just run DBAN from a CD to fix that...
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08 Dec 2009   #26
Roflamaow

Ubuntu 9.0.4
 
 

Hey everyone, just posting here to tell you all that I'm not dead, but not able to get on the laptop at this moment. So here is what we have settled.

1. My BIOS is not broken/impared.
2. I will check to see if the ISO is bootable.
3. Yes, there are files, I didn't just stick the .iso file onto the disc..
4. I will check to see if the link provided is much easier than the one I used.

One more question though. How many files when I mount the ISO into the CD should be there? I see the folder [BOOT] then a text file. I'm sure this is right because I tried it on a VM and it worked just fine. Another thing, would it maybe effect the installation from the CD if I used a Windows image burner (via WINE's Command Prompt) on a Linux machine? Thanks so much for the help you all are giving me. As soon as I check to see if the ISO is bootable I will post again.
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08 Dec 2009   #27
Roflamaow

Ubuntu 9.0.4
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Further reading for the OP:

Grub/XP/Vista Bootloader - Ubuntu Forums
This won't work because I can't boot off of the Windows 7 CD!
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08 Dec 2009   #28
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roflamaow View Post

One more question though. How many files when I mount the ISO into the CD should be there? I see the folder [BOOT] then a text file. I'm sure this is right because I tried it on a VM and it worked just fine.
These files are normally on a Win7 DVD (not CD) :

Linux to Windows 7 - Big Problem-capture2.png

I showed you much earlier how to test whether the ISO is bootable and verify the DVD using ImgBurn.

The definitive test of the ISO's download integrity is comparing it's HASH checksum to the official HASH of the ISO here: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/0...vd-iso-images/

To checksum the HASH of your ISO to compare it, download and install Attachment 41141


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08 Dec 2009   #29
Roflamaow

Ubuntu 9.0.4
 
 

Hey everyone, just checked to see if the ISO was bootable, and turns out it is.

Picture below, will try the post above me.

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08 Dec 2009   #30
Roflamaow

Ubuntu 9.0.4
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roflamaow View Post

One more question though. How many files when I mount the ISO into the CD should be there? I see the folder [BOOT] then a text file. I'm sure this is right because I tried it on a VM and it worked just fine.
These files are normally on a Win7 DVD (not CD) :

Attachment 41138

I showed you much earlier how to test whether the ISO is bootable and verify the DVD using ImgBurn.

The definitive test of the ISO's download integrity is comparing it's HASH checksum to the official HASH of the ISO here: Windows 7 RTM Build 7600.16385 Official SHA-1 and MD5 Checksum Hash for Original MSDN/TechNet DVD ISO Images My Digital Life

To checksum the HASH of your ISO to compare it, download and install Attachment 41141
It's not wanting to run on my Linux machine, so I'll try download it and verifying this on a Windows PC.
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